2019-01-10 / Local & State

Library Corner

The play-reading group meets each month to read plays out loud. There is a cold table read of a play you have always wanted to see, one loved for years, or one never even heard of. Meet wonderful people interested in theater, who appreciate the spoken word, and love to talk about it. This is not a performance group, just folks enjoying each other’s company.

World Braille Day is celebrated every year on January 4. Visit the library to learn about the braille and the tactile programs and resources available, and to check out the wonderful new braille books in the juvenile easy reader section.

The winter reading challenge started Wednesday, January 2. People of all ages are invited to register for the reading challenge from January 2 to March 19 and enter into a contest to win great gift baskets. Pick up a registration sheet for each person participating – pre-readers to kids to adults are welcome. Complete the registration form and return it to the circulation desk to receive a bingo game sheet. When a row or column is finished stop by the library to fill out the prize entry for a drawing. There will be monthly drawings for winter baskets. At the end of the challenge will be one big drawing for a spring basket.

Free Movie Fridays are returning. On Friday, January 11, at 6:30 pm, a recently released on-DVD animated film featuring the voices of Channing Tatum, James Corden, and LeBron James will be shown. Check for the title at https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6182908/. On Friday January 25, another recently released movie based on a book by Angie Thomas will be shown. Go to https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5580266/ to find the title.

In the used bookstore, Second Hand Prose, there is a great selection of romance paperbacks and many other series, including a fine collection of the Historical Romance series and the paranormal romances. All of these paperbacks are in new or nearly new condition. Come take advantage of special pricing, 20 romances for only $1. There also are lots of fiction and nonfiction hardbacks that have been “retired” from the library to make room on the shelves for new books. These hardback books are clean and in good condition. And, they are priced to sell at 10 books for only $1. Peruse these great bargains, and all the other wonderful book selections at Second Hand Prose any time during library hours.

A reminder that there are no longer book drops at Rehoboth New Life Church ( formerly the Christian school) or at Dott Store. There is now a book drop at Warfordsburg Senior Center, where pick up is at 8 a.m. on Saturday mornings.

On Monday, January 14, the homeschool get-together will begin at the police station in McConnellsburg at 1 p.m., for a tour of that facility. Following that, the group will go to the fire station for a tour. Come to the library by 12:45 p.m. to carpool to the police station. Contact the library with name, number and ages of kids, and a contact phone number to be reached for updates.

Join in Friday, January 25, at 2:30 p.m., at Fulton County Medical Center’s longterm care activity room for intergenerational block play. There will be blocks of all shapes and varieties as well as books and audiobooks. People of all ages are invited to join in block play. The center is located at 214 Peach Orchard Rd., McConnellsburg.

New items at Mc- Connellsburg (M) and Hustontown (H) libraries:

Adult fiction: “A Cowboy for the Twins” by Carolyne Aarsen; “We Hope for Better Things” by Erin Bartels; “The Lawman’s Secret Son” by Lorraine Beatty; “The Littlest Target” by Maggie K. Black; “ The New Iberia Blues” by James Lee Burke; “Her Alaskan Cowboy” by Belle Calhoune; “Seasons of an Amish Garden” by Amy Clipston; “Their Secret Baby Bond” by Stephanie Dees; “Bound Heart” by Laura Franz; “Unmasked” by Helen Hardt; “Untouchable” by Jayne Ann Krentz; (M&H), “A Family for Easter” by Lee Tobin McClain; “What Alice Forgot” by Liane Moriarty; “The House Next Door” by James Patterson; (M&H), “Mortal Engines” by Philip Reeve; “Falling for the Single Mom” by Mia Ross; “Death of an Eye” by Dana Stabenow; (M&H), “Turning Point” by Danielle Steel; (M&H), and “Her Lakeside Family” by Lenora Worth.

Adult nonfiction: “Consumer Reports 2019 Buying Guide;” “ Becoming” by Michelle Obama; “Love for Imperfect Things: How to Accept Yourself in a World Striving for Perfection” by Haemin Sunim.

Playaway audios: “Nine Perfect Strangers” by Liane Moriarty

McConnellsburg library hours are Monday and Wednesday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Tuesday and Thursday 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Hustontown library hours are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Thursday noon to 5 p.m. Pop-Up libraries are at Cathy’s Store from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. and at Warfordsburg Senior Center from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., on the first and third Thursdays of each month.

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